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Leon front bumper/grill to bonnet gap adjustment...

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1' started by iammooks, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. iammooks

    iammooks Active Member

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    About seven years ago I was involved in a front end crash. After the repair, I noticed that the bumper and grill have never sat as flush with the bonnet as they used to. It was something that always bothered me, but I didn't know enough about cars then to be able to say anything or do anything about it.

    The gap between the front wing and the bumper looks pretty consistent - it's just the great big gap you can see in the photo I'd like to get sorted.

    Is it something to do with the bonnet? If you look at the grill, it looks like there's a space there that should be filled. It'd be great to finally get this sorted either way.
     
  2. Yellow fr

    Yellow fr Active Member

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    You can try and turn the rubber stopper on both sides off the bonnet in a touch to see if it closes the gap some if not the actual bonnet catch on the front panel will need adjusting I think if you take the middle grill out you can get to the bolts to adjust it it’s a case off moving it down a bit till your happy with the gap and the bonnet opens and closes as it should


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  3. iammooks

    iammooks Active Member

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    I had a little go with the rubber stoppers this morning, and it didn't seem to make any difference. I'll have to have a go through the grill. It'll be nice to have some feeling of accomplishment after looking at it and knowing it's wrong for so long.

    I'll try and take some photos to make a how-to as well.
     
  4. Yellow fr

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    I would forget about the going through the grill as you can get to them with the bonnet open


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